South Texas traffic stop turns into largest seized liquid fentanyl in US history
"Authorities seized the largest amount of liquid fentanyl in U.S. history," Chavez tweeted. "This lethal amount is enough to kill a population of 5.665 million people, which is two and half times the size of Houston."lmtonline.com
Authorities talk about the dangers of fentanyl use
Fentanyl is deadly. One pill can kill you. That is the message the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Texas Department of Public Safety stressed at a Wednesday press conference addressing the dangers of fentanyl.myrgv.com
Hays County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant to discuss fentanyl crisis at upcoming Rotary Club meeting
In the last year, there have been 10 deaths due to Fentanyl related drug overdose poisonings in the Hays County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction and multiple other deaths within the city limits of San Ma[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
‘I don’t want anyone to go through what I’ve gone through’: Montgomery County teen warns after fentanyl overdose
A Montgomery County teenager who spent two nights in the hospital earlier this year after overdosing on a pill she didn’t know was laced with fentanyl is warning others about the dangers and spreading the message that it’s not worth it.
15K rainbow fentanyl pills found hidden in Lego bricks in New York drug bust could kill half a million people, report says
The Drug Enforcement Administration announced their latest seizure of “rainbow fentanyl” is the largest ever in New York, with 15,000 brightly colored pills containing the drug found hidden in children’s toys, reports said.
Letters: Defending amendment
Do you want the American people to become unarmed sitting ducks caving in to personal, socialist, self-serving, political greed? Taking away our 2nd Amendment rights constitutes killing America’s democracy and freedom. It is tantamount to overthrowing our 246-year-old system of a free and sovereign government. Gun removal from law-abiding citizens is what communists love to do, before the overthrow of a free sovereign government, ask Cubans and Venezuelans. WriterscriticizedIn the June 3 letters to the editor are printed two letters, from Jake Longoria and Imelda Coronado.myrgv.com
Increase in fentanyl draws law enforcement concerns
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that was created in a lab and is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. It’s a major contributor to fatal and nonfatal overdoses in the U.S. and it has the San Marcos Police Department concerned.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Over $75k worth of fentanyl discovered at Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents managed to intercept over $75,000 worth of alleged fentanyl on Saturday at the Hidalgo International Bridge, according to a news release from the federal agency. Officers at the bridge encountered a black Ford F-150 pickup truck trying to enter the United States from Mexico when the truck was selected for inspection, the document reads. The document reveals that agents carefully extracted nearly five pounds of alleged fentanyl concealed within the vehicle which was estimated to be worth about $76,800. “Our CBP officers use all available resources to identify and extract narcotics with caution,” Port Director Carlos Rodriguez said. The case remains under investigation by special agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations, the release said.myrgv.com
Grieving mother hopes Woodlands High School teen daughter’s overdose death prevents others
Parents forced to bury their children say the pain is incomparable. Now, one mother in The Woodlands is using her grief to inform others about the dangers of addiction so that her daughter’s death may help save other lives.
WATCH LIVE: Houston police, Drug Enforcement Administration discuss awareness of fake fentanyl pills
The Drug Enforcement Administration will join Houston Police, Texas Department of Public Safety to discuss the dangers of fake fentanyl pills as part of the ongoing fentanyl overdose crisis in Harris and surrounding counties.
Experts present details about finding first fentanyl-laced ecstasy tablet in Houston area
HOUSTON – The Houston Forensic Science Center discussed the latest on fentanyl this week, including an 87% increase in fentanyl cases the center saw last year. When it comes to some of the problems connected to the drug, Rania Mankarious, the chief executive officer at Crime Stoppers of Houston, isn’t holding back. Vaughan Gilmore is the director of addiction services at The Menninger Clinic, a Houston facility that treats psychiatric and addiction issues. Representatives from the forensic science center, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Houston Police Department and the Houston Health Department talked about fentanyl and its harsh effects on Thursday at 10 a.m. AdAccording to James Miller, the manager of the Houston Forensic Science Center’s Seized Drugs Unit, some pills appear to be legitimate until they are tested.
Hazmat crews respond after Fentanyl overdose in Nassau Bay apartment
Nassau Bay officials are responding to a fatal Fentanyl overdose at an apartment Sunday morning, according to the police department’s Facebook page. Nassau Bay officials are responding to a fatal Fentanyl overdose at an apartment Sunday morning, according to the police department’s Facebook page. Officials said Nassau Bay EMS and Nassau Bay PD responded to a report of a deadly overdose, and when they arrived they were informed of the possibility of Fentanyl being present in the apartment. Due to the highly toxic nature of Fentanyl, police said emergency personnel evacuated the apartment and contacted the hazardous material crews. All Nassau Bay personnel at the scene are also being monitored and examined by EMS and HazMat at the scene for any possible exposure, police said.
Over 10,000 pills containing Fentanyl seized during traffic stop in Fort Bend County
BEASLY, Texas – Fort Bend County authorities have taken a man into custody after they said they found thousands of pills containing Fentanyl hidden in his vehicle. Part of the Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force conducted a traffic stop Friday on Highway 59 in Beasly. During that stop, authorities said they found “five containers of what was made to appear as 10,000+ Xanax tablets.”Fort Bend County officials found 10,000 tablets of Fentanyl hidden in a vehicle. (Fort Bend County)The containers were found hidden within “natural voids” of the vehicle, authorities said. Upon further investigation, authorities were able to determine that the tablets actually contained Fentanyl instead of Xanax.